It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out the end of my post below to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I am excited to be hosting today. Life has gotten away from me again, so it is nice to have my attention gently pulled back to some poetry.
Congrats to all the Poetry Friday poets who made it into the Madness! Poetry tournament. I can’t wait to see all the crazy word prompts you get and what you come up with. I will be rooting for you all!
I had so much fun participating in Laura Shovan’s Daily Poem Project last month. While I didn’t quite complete a poem every day, I finished stronger than I did last year! And I do want to go back and finish the prompts that I missed.
The theme for the February poems was WATER. It was really cool to see all the different prompts that everyone came had and even cooler to see everyone’s poems. I’ve decided to share a few here today.
On day 5, Marilyn R. Garcia gave us this prompt: Day 5: “This is a photo I took in June 2019 at Volcano National Park on the island of Hawaii. The steam from the crater is known locally as the ‘breath of Pele’.” Below is her photo and my poem.
Gives a yawn.
Rising in the air.
© Rebecca Herzog
On day 8, Linda Baie gave us this fun prompt: “I’m trying something different. Hope it’s okay & you enjoy the challenge, one I sometimes gave my students (middle grade 6,7, 8). We wrote a lot of poetry & this often had intriguing results. Some look at poems as “small fictions”, based on actual facts, but not necessarily true. Embellished through exaggeration & metaphor to make them seem true for readers.
“Write a poem that includes as many of the following as you choose:
- Water or liquid of any kind
- A piece of furniture or something ‘concrete’ like a car
- Sound, smell or taste
- Tell a secret or tell a lie (& don’t tell which is which)
- Surprise yourself—write something you didn’t know you knew. These things can distract and/or change from what is really true, hence a ‘small fiction’.”
I had a memory immediately come to mind when I read Linda’s prompt and it was a lot of fun to tweak it here and there to fit.
Running to the bathroom
Is dangerous work
When you’re a mom
You hope all is well
When you hear
Sweet peals of laughter
That is until
And round the corner
And see him
Standing on a chair
Empty carton open
On the counter
And oozy eggs
Running down the cabinets
© Rebecca Herzog
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